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Car was running fine all day yesterday. Went to

Car was running fine all day yesterday. Went to get gas and when I try to start my car, it made a clicking noise, would not turn over, had to have it jumpstarted. Now what?

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  • satkins179 Mar 06, 2009

    went to see about battery, had a dead cell. So I bought a new battery. The one in the car was the original battery (8 years old). Hope I did not waste my money on a new one.



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Check your battery cable connections. Remove cables from post, clean with post cleaner, $3 at Kmart, Sears, auto store.
If that is not it, have auto store test battery (for free) after you charge battery. You could have a shorted cell in the battery.
Check to see if battery is being charged by alternator this way:

  • Test battery voltage with volt meter. It should read about 12 1/2 volts. (Engine off).
  • Test battery with engine running. It should read about 14 volts if the alternator is putting out.
Hopefully it's just dirty battery connections.

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